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Old February 22 2013, 05:49 AM   #6
Temis the Vorta
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Re: Help name Pluto's moon... Vulcan!

Vulcan existed, sort of...

Vulcan was a hypothetical planet supposed to revolve around the Sun inside the orbit of Mercury, invoked to explain certain irregularities in Mercury's orbit. The planet was proposed as a hypothesis in 1859, and abandoned not later than 1915.
But I played ball and voted for Vulcan despite all the nice options (Persephone, Tantalus, Styx.)

When a good options presents itself - volcanically active, orbiting 40 Eridani A - then we can slap the appropriate label on the new candidate.
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